How Public Benefits May Help Victims of Domestic Violence and Other Crimes-Empire Justice Center
Victims of crime, especially victims of domestic violence, may need financial resources and support to recover from crime or to leave an abusive partner. This webinar is a general overview of public benefits available to low-income New Yorkers. It will include a review of:
(a) the different types of public benefits including cash assistance, SNAP, HEAP, and child care;
(b) the basic eligibility rules;
(c) the application process;
(d) issue spotting using case examples and hypotheticals; and
(e) housing protections under VAWA.
Participants are encouraged to submit questions during the registration process.
Susan Antos, Senior Staff Attorney, Empire Justice Center.
Empire Justice Center has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. This program has been approved for 1.5 CLE towards Professional Practice in accordance with the requirements of the Continued Education Board. This course is appropriate for both new and experienced attorneys.
If you are seeking CLE and are working outside of the not-for-profit sector, there is a $25 fee per credit for receiving CLE. Checks should be made out to Empire Justice Center and mailed to the attention of Michelle Peterson along with your Attorney Affirmation form. Please contact Michelle Peterson at MPeterson@empirejustice.org with any questions.